Statutory Functions

The functions of the National Disability Authority are set out in law. The main function of the National Disability Authority is to provide advice and information to the Minister for Justice and Equality on matters concerning policy and practice in relation to people with disabilities and to assist the Minister in the co-ordination of disability policy. In doing so, we have functions in relation to:

  • Research;
  • Assisting the development of standards;
  • Producing codes of practice;
  • Monitoring implementation of standards and codes of practice
  • Monitoring the employment of persons with disabilities in the public sector.
  • Recognising the achievement of good standards and quality
  • Operating a Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, promoting the universal design of the built environment, products, services and information and communications technology, so that they can be accessed, understood and used by all persons regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.

Please see the National Disability Authority Act 1999 and the Disability Act 2005.

Read the National Disability Authority Strategic Plans.